Marc Savard

Marc Savard ( born July 17, 1977 in Ottawa, Ontario ) is a Canadian ice hockey player (Center), which is since 2006 with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League contract.


Marc Savard began his career in 1993 in the Canadian Junior Football League Ontario Hockey League with the Oshawa Generals. In his second season he was the top scorer of the league with 139 points in 66 games and was selected in the NHL Entry Draft in 1995 in the fourth round at position 91 of the New York Rangers. After failing to complete all the games because of injury in the following season, he won in the 1996/97 season once again the title as the best scorer of the OHL, this time with 130 points. He also failed to qualify for the final round with Oshawa to the Memorial Cup, but lost in the semifinals.

The 1997/98 season he completed mainly in the AHL farm team of the New York Rangers, the Hartford Wolf Pack. There he was able to continue his services as top scorer and scored 74 times in 58 games, which is why he came to 28 games in the National Hockey League. In the NHL season 1998/99 he was able to finally play in the squad of Rangers and completed only a few games for the farm team.

In the summer of 1999 he was transferred to the Calgary Flames, where he 2000/ 01 played his far achieved best NHL season with 65 points. However, he could not achieve a big success with the Flames. At the beginning of the 2002/ 03 transferred him the Flames to Atlanta Thrashers. There he played the rest of the season very solid. The following season, Savard played although only 45 games because of injuries, which is why its made ​​52 points but must be estimated to be higher and he indicated now in the NHL, that he is a good scorer.

The NHL season 2004/ 05 has been canceled due to the lockout and Savard graduated from the season in Switzerland at SC Bern and the HC Thurgau. After his return to the NHL for the 2005/06 season Savard could finally show that he can bring the benefits which he had brought in the junior league in the NHL, scoring 97 points, down to ninth in the league. Along with superstar Jaromir Jagr he was with 69 assists on the third place in the NHL.

After the season, he extended his contract in Atlanta and not be moved to the Boston Bruins, where he was able to continue at the start of the season on the achievements of last year.

It was only in his tenth NHL season played Savard his first NHL playoffs. With the Bruins he left in the first playoff round from just after they lost to the Montreal Canadiens in seven games.

On 8 February 2011 the Bruins have decided to take Savard after the second concussion in ten months for the rest of the season out of the game operation.

Awards and achievements

Career Stats

( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )